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Al Cowlings Net Worth

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Al Cowlings Net Worth

Allen G. Cowlings (born June 16, 1947 in San Francisco, California) is a retired American football player, known for his role in the saga of O.J. Simpson’s murder trial. He played in the NFL between 1970 and 1979 for the Buffalo Bills, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, and San Francisco 49ers. Cowlings was taken 5th overall in the first round by the Buffalo Bills in the 1970 NFL Draft.

Cowlings was named an All-American defensive tackle after his senior year at USC. During that senior year, the 1969 Trojan team went undefeated, and Cowlings led a powerful defensive line which was nicknamed “The Wild Bunch” after the movie.
Cowlings was drafted 5th in the first round of the 1970 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He was a starter his first three years in Buffalo, but he was traded to Houston after the 1972 season. He played all 14 games for the Oilers in both 1973 and 1974, but he played just 5 games in 1975 for the Rams. In 1976, he became a charter member of the Seahawks, after being signed off the waiver wire when the Rams released him at the end of the pre-season. Ironically, he played just one game, due to an injury he suffered while playing for the Rams in an exhibition game against the Seahawks. He returned to the Rams in 1977, skipped the 1978 season, and finished his career in 1979 with the 49ers.
Cowlings and Simpson were teammates at Galileo High School, San Francisco City College, USC, the Buffalo Bills, and the San Francisco 49ers; they eventually became close friends and confidantes. Cowlings is most famous for his role in Simpson’s capture on June 17, 1994, after a low-speed chase by police on Los Angeles freeways, after the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman several days before. Cowlings claims that Simpson pointed a gun to his own head, demanding he be taken to his home or Simpson would kill himself. The slow-speed chase was televised on live TV from helicopter cameras, and it is estimated it

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